Word From The Captain

THBC can be pleased with a very promising Michaelmas term. The term got off to a brilliant start with the Ergothon back in October. It was a fantastic collective achievement: 83 rowers kept two ergs going for 25 hours, rowing 646.1km and raising more than £3000 for Cardiac Risk in the Young and the boathouse redevelopment. We were thrilled to welcome back Tom James and Kate Grose, as well as a number of alumni – thank you for taking part so enthusiastically! The term ended with the Fairbairn Cup, where all of the crews rowed admirably. I would like to thank the LBCs for their hard work in organising and coaching the novice boats. It is wonderful that the majority of the novices have caught the rowing bug and are continuing as senior rowers and coxes this term.
We started 2015 with a valuable pre-term training week on the Cam. In addition to their outings in VIIIs, the senior men benefitted from lots of sculling and tubbing, while the women enjoyed some competitive sparring between the two returning VIIIs. Now that we have settled into term, training for the Lents has started in earnest. All of the crews have returned with enthusiasm and determination, and both sides of the club will be aiming to have three boats rowing in the Bumps. Later this term, both M1 and W1 are looking forward to a training weekend at Henley.
I would like to thank all of the alumni and, in particular, the coaches who continue to help the Club – we are so grateful for your support. As ever, we are always on the lookout for new coaches, so if you’re based in Cambridge and would be interested in coaching the Hall, please do get in contact. Finally, I would like to wish all of our crews the best of luck for the coming term – row hard!
Row Hall!

Hannah Karet - THBC Captain 2014/15